The St. Pete Arts Alliance curates this list of opportunities for professional and emerging artists, and arts organizations. We share local jobs in the arts – and compelling projects in our area, across the country and around the world. 

Check back often for the latest ways to share your work,
to learn, to find a job or fund a project. 

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To share jobs and opportunities for artists, email sheila@stpeteartsalliance.org

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    Craft & Design Mask Competition
    May 19, 2020
    Deadline: May 31 The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco is launching Let’s Face It, a craft and design mask competition and community gallery. From the practical to the avant-gard...
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  • Sustainability Grants for Arts Service Organizations
    May 26, 2020
    Application Deadline: June 10

    As a Regional Arts Organization, South Arts is committed to the sustainability of arts organizations and recognizes the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the Southern arts community.

    South Arts will offer a limited number of $5,000 to $20,000 grants to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations based in our nine-state region to help sustain operations during or after the pandemic.

    The goal of this grant is sustainability – helping these organizations to maintain staff and keep their doors open so that they can provide services to their wide geographic reach. Our hope is to ensure the viability of arts and cultural service organizations when leverage and impact are most critical to the larger arts community.

    Details and an online application can be found at southarts.org/community-organization-grants/sustainability-grants-statewide-and-multi-state-arts-service.

    Image: "Dr. Charles Smith" by Bill Steber, 2020 Tennessee Fellow. Medium: wetplate collodion tintype.

  • 2020 Florida Biennial - Open Call to Visual Artists
    May 19, 2020
    Deadline: July 10

    The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood announces an Open Call for its 2020 Florida Biennial.

    This tenth edition of the Center’s Biennial is open to visual artists residing in the state of Florida to submit their artwork for the exhibition that opens on November 7 and runs through February 20.

    The 2020 Florida Biennial is juried by Guest Curator Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art.

    The 2020 Florida Biennial will feature Artists Select, a special $500 honorarium that will go to two artists selected by the Guest Curator based on their site-specific proposals.

    Additionally, these two selected artists will receive solo exhibitions in the Center’s Middle and Interactive Galleries during the Biennial dates.

    Participating artists in the General Exhibition will be awarded a $40 honorarium and will receive a Friends-level membership, which provides free admission to more than 1,000 cultural institutions as part of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program.

    Details and an online entry form can be found at artandculturecenter.org/florida-biennial-20.
  • Applications are Open for the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund
    May 12, 2020

    Thanks to generous donations and fundraising efforts, applications have re-opened for the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund.

    These awards are intended to provide urgent financial support for Pinellas County artists, arts organizations and creative businesses that face immediate needs due to COVID-19.

    Award amounts are $500 for artists and between $500-$1500 for arts organizations and small creative businesses.

    This fund is managed by the Pinellas Community Foundation.

    Visit pinellascf.org/pinellasartsrelief to apply or to make a donation.

  • Daily Free Online Art Competition - "Inspiration from Isolation"
    May 12, 2020
    Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the FREE art competition “Inspiration from Isolation”. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure and promote their career, such as a digital representation with the gallery.

    Enter daily with one positive and inspiring artwork – it's a free online competition.

    Inspired by the spirit of our founder, Miki Stiles, Agora Gallery is responding to the challenge faced by artists during these unprecedented times. We are creating an opportunity for everyone to engage on a digital platform.

    Daily Awards:
    Online exposure – Each weekday 3 artists will be selected by our staff. We will display one artwork by each artist on our social media platforms and our website.

    Weekly Awards:
    Free entries to our regular competitions – Each weekend our visitors will vote online and the top 5 places will get a free entry code to the competition of their choice

    Grand Prize:
    Annual Digital Representation – Every two weeks we will award one of the top artists with annual digital representation

    Details and a link to the online application can be found here.
  • Deland Fall Festival
    May 12, 2020
    Application Deadline: August 9

    We are planning to host the 28th Annual DeLand Fall Festival this year. It will be November 21-22 in the heart of historic downtown DeLand.

    We invite you to apply and experience our Festival.

    And – yes – we know what challenging days these are for artists. We want you to be able to apply with confidence. If the national state of health and contact advice has not changed prior to the Festival and we are unable to hold the event, all artist APPLICATION & BOOTH FEES will be refunded in full.

    Our Festival is focused on art and the artists. We offer over $45,000 in awards, including a $4,000 Best of Show, as well as a well-established Patron Program. In 2019, or Patron purchases totaled over $25,000.

    We also offer easy-in-out set-up with the ability to unload and reload your vehicle right at your booth site. Our hospitality is genuine and includes breakfasts and lunch Saturday and Sunday and an artists’ award dinner on Saturday evening.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Calling Creators to Share Immersive Stories for a More Sustainable World
    May 8, 2020
    Deadline: August 31

    Creators of all ages, countries and languages are invited to bring the global community closer together by capturing actions that are making a difference in response to COVID-19,  sharing their vision of a post-pandemic world that meets the Sustainable Development Goals, a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

    MY World 360˚ creators are using immersive storytelling to shine a spotlight on the issues most relevant to them and their communities and to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Use any type of media combinations — from combining pen and paper with an audio recording, to Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, or 3-D design — that create an immersive story and connect with creators in other parts of the world to harness the universal creativity and solidarity.

    Beginners, emerging and recognized creators are invited to submit their work for consideration to be part of the next selection and showcased as part of UN digital activations.

    Details and an online entry form can be found here.
  • "Florida Humanities CARES" Grants for Cultural Organizations
    May 5, 2020

    Florida Humanities is now awarding $850,000 in rapid-response funding through "Florida Humanities CARES" grants to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations that are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis.

    Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply today in this streamlined, mobile-friendly application to bolster general operating expenses, enabling Florida’s most at-risk cultural partners to continue to make a deep and lasting impact in local communities.

    Things to Know:
    • Apply online quickly – Application includes just three brief narrative questions and a short budget. No uploaded files required. Eligible organization may apply for up to $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 to support general operating costs including salaries, rent, utilities, and other administrative expenses. Award amount will be based on the organization’s annual operating budget.
    • Funding decisions made in two weeks - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with notice of funding made within two weeks of application submission. Funds will be available within 5-10 days of grant approval.
    • NO matching funds required
    • Other funding sources available – Organizations searching for funding to support programmatic and public outreach efforts should apply for a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant. Looking for additional emergency relief funding? Visit our External Emergency Relief Funds page to see a collection of other funding opportunities available across the Sunshine State.

    Funding for Florida Humanities CARES grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

    Details and the online application can be found at floridahumanities.org/grants/cares.

  • Help for Students Being Bullied, Students with Unique Abilities and Students Who Need Extra Help with Reading
    May 4, 2020

    Step Up for Students offers scholarships to Florida students, to assist with

    • Personalizing the education of  pre-K-12 children with special needs - Details here
    • Finding a new learning environment for children being bullied, or who are the victims of violence - Details here
    • Accessing services to help students in grades 3-5 with reading - Details here

    Donors are always needed, to provide more scholarships. Here's how.

    Here's how to earn Corporate Tax Credits while giving lower-income Florida children more options for education.

    Resources for Schools and Teachers can be found here.

  • SaveArtSpace Open Calls
    May 4, 2020
    SaveArtSpace is a nonprofit organization that works to create an urban gallery experience, launching exhibitions that address intersectional themes and foster a progressive message of social change. By placing culture over commercialism, SaveArtSpace aims to empower artists from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of young creatives and activists.

    These are current calls to artists for billboard space across the country.

    SaveArtSpace x Erickson Center for the Arts: US 2 - deadline May 15
    Detroit Art Week 2020 - deadline May 26
    CExCGxNIAD - deadline May 31
  • City of Tampa 2020-2021 Artist Pre-Qualified Pool
    May 4, 2020
    Deadline: June 19

    The City of Tampa Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs invites artists and artist-led teams residing in  Florida to submit qualifications for potential inclusion the 2020-2021 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool.

    The purpose of the Pool is to commission more regional artists for local projects such as Mayor Castor’s Art on the Block Program, and to integrate more artwork and artistic elements into citywide infrastructure.

    This opportunity is open to all artists residing in Florida, both emerging and established, individuals and artist-led teams, and artists working with a wide variety of mediums - who have completed projects for private clients, public agencies or for grassroots/community projects.

    This is an Open Call for Artists who

    - Can bring their talents and collaborative skills to a team

    · Recognize the value of community building and working at a grassroots level

    · Have an interest in creating artwork for a variety of locations including neighborhoods, parks and transportation-related locations

    Download the RFQ
  • Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants
    May 1, 2020

    Creative Businesses can apply for this grant

    Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants will assist local businesses that had to close or significantly reduce operations due to the pandemic and the resulting statewide orders to curb the spread of the virus.

    This program will offer $5,000 grants to small businesses to cover expenses such as employee wages, vendor bills and mortgage or rent costs.

    This program is strictly limited to businesses physically located in Pinellas County.

    Eligibility Overview
    • $5,000 for qualifying small businesses with a physical location in Pinellas County (1-25 full-time employees, or equivalent part-time employees, including the owner)
    • Restaurants, bars, short-term lodging and other non-essential businesses impacted by the local or state safer-at-home orders are eligible
    • Larger businesses, nonprofits and home-based businesses are not eligible
    • Funds can be used to pay employee wages, vendors, rent or other business expenses
    • No reimbursement is required
    • Businesses can only apply for this one-time assistance program to cover COVID-19 related costs that have not already been paid for by insurance or by another federal program.
    Starting Monday, May 4, eligible small businesses will be able to apply online. Those interested in participating in this program are encouraged to review all qualifications before applying to expedite the process.

    Details and an online application can be found at covid19.pinellascounty.org/where-to-get-help.
  • Funding Futures Grants for Virtual Summer Arts Camps
    April 27, 2020

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    St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s Funding Futures Program
    Opens Up to Virtual Summer Arts Camps in Light of Covid Quarantine

    Applications are open to talented low-income students ages 10-17 in Pinellas County who aspire to be musicians, actors, dancers, writers or visual artists.

    Financial challenges often prevent students from pursuing artistic fields. St. Pete Arts Alliance’s Funding Futures Student Award Program is dedicated to helping students nurture their creative interests and develop their expressive talent by providing funding and connecting them to local summer arts camps — both in person and now, virtually.

    Organizations can nominate students to attend one of their summer arts camps virtually (or in person when restrictions are lifted) to help further their artistic success — and we’ll provide the funding.

    Parents can also submit student applications for students who wish to attend a St. Petersburg Arts Camp either virtually or in person.

    Funds may be used for

      • Tuition for summer arts programs — virtual or live
      • Musical instrument rental, purchase or repair
      • Equipment or supplies for a special artistic project
      • Individual instruction or master class tuition

    “While we don’t know when our community will be allowed back to business as usual (whatever that may look like in the future), we do know that our students need our assistance right now. We are adapting our Funding Futures guidelines to allow for online instruction in virtual settings.

    "As you know, creative thinking, problem solving, communication and cooperation are attributes and skills that are learned through the making of art — all of which contribute to the mental and emotional growth of a child,” explains Tracy Kennard, who coordinates the program.

    Funding Futures is designed to identify and encourage talented low-income emerging artists, ages 10-17 in Pinellas County seeking St. Petersburg programs in dance, music, jazz, voice, theater, digital arts, writing, photography, cinematic arts or visual arts. The program is open to all talented artists regardless of ethnic or social background, or ability/disability.

    For application information, email tracy@stpeteartsalliance.org.

    Read quotes from participants and find out how your student — or your arts organization — can participate at stpeteartsalliance.org/education/funding-futures.

  • Sketch Artist Needed for Event in November
    April 22, 2020
    A sketch artist is needed for a private event on November 6 at the Sunset Beach House in Treasure Island, from 6:30-10 pm.

    There will be anywhere from 75-100 guests and we are looking for a sketch artist who can sketch very quick, full body, gestural/contour sketches of the guests, from the back (no faces, no front views) - spending approximately 3 minutes per guest.

    Each guest will the paper sketch as a "party favor" to take home with them. Whatever medium the artist is comfortable with in this quick manner is welcome.

    The artist would receive dinner and be paid $100/hr.

    We would like to meet the artist in advance to get ourselves sketched and have it on display for the event.

    Interested artists can email us at Mattnannaseagle@gmail.com. Please include samples of your work.
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grants
    April 22, 2020
    As of April 8, Joan Mitchell Foundation increased and reallocated our 2020 Emergency Grants budget to Artist Relief - a new, rapid relief initiative for artists, established by a consortium of artist support organizations and funded by over 25 foundations.

    This fund is distributing relief grants of $5,000 to artists of any discipline facing dire circumstances due to COVID-19, in cycles from now until September.

    Details and an online application can be found at artistrelief.org.
  • Call to Photographers - FMOPA Social Distancing Online Exhibit
    April 21, 2020
    The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is accepting submissions for their online exhibition, FMoPA Social Distancing. 

    During the difficult time of social distancing, a photograph speaks volumes and documents personal experiences. All ages are encouraged to enter.

    The image size can not exceed 1800 pixels at the longest edge. Three photographs per participant maximum.

    You can upload photos with no submission fee here -  fmopa.org/socialdistancing - and vote for your favorites.
  • Online Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    April 21, 2020
    Keep St Pete Lit is offering a range of online writing classes for youth and adults. Find the current schedule at keepstpetelit.org/online-writing-courses.
  • A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together!
    April 20, 2020

    A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together!

    As our community navigates this time of social distancing it is now more important than ever to remember we are all interconnected, to offer support when we can, and to ask for help when we need it. This guiding belief has led Shila Tirabassi La Grua of Body Center St. Pete, and Helen French of St. Petersburg Dance Alliance, to join forces and launch A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together. 

    Starting Monday, April 27 the project will begin offering a variety of 30-minute movement classes over the course of two weeks, taught by the highly skilled staff of the Body Center St. Pete and dance educators from the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance. The schedule and instructions on taking classes can be found below, the suggested donation is $10 a class. Proceeds will be contributed to the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund at the Pinellas Community Foundation, whose goal is to ensure the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of our community remains intact through this emergency. 

    These classes are designed for a wide range of participants, because everyBODY needs to move. From dancers to donors, young to old, in pain and pain free. Class themes include; Proper Breathing, Balancing and Finding Security in Your Stance, Healing Chair Movements, Yoga for Neck and Shoulders, Releasing Tension using the Alexander Technique, and more.  Let’s come together in movement and community to not just survive this crisis, but to thrive through it.

    Find the class schedule at
    bodycenterstpete.com/a-community-that-moves-together-heals-together 

  • Hire Artists
    April 8, 2020
    HireArtists is a marketplace designed to facilitate creative exchange during an unprecedented economic crisis for the already-precarious arts and creative community.

    Built by artists and for artists, hireartists connects buyers and supporters with experienced practitioners possessing decades of experience - for the purposes of online instruction or to help with creative and non-creative tasks.

    With theatres dark, galleries shuttered and studios off limits, thousands of the world’s artists are unemployed and isolated in their homes.

    Let’s put them to work.

    Learn Russian, commission a portrait or a poem, solicit a professional screenwriter’s opinion on your spec script. Restore order to your inbox, produce a podcast or pay a designer to help you punch up those PowerPoints.

    For artists, this is an opportunity to deploy their skills, diversify their income and hopefully gain meaningful support.

    For everyone else, this is a moment where we can both help and use this moment of confinement as an opportunity to grow your world.

    hireartists takes no commission - your money will go straight to artists.

    Find out how at hireartists.org.
  • Artist Relief Grants
    April 8, 2020
    Artist Relief is an initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation and United States Artists — all small to mid-sized national arts grantmakers — that have come together in this unprecedented moment guided by the understanding that the wellbeing of artists has financial, professional, social and mental dimensions, and should be fostered with a holistic framework of support. As such, Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19, serve as an ongoing informational resource and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. You can find an online application - or make a donation - at artistrelief.org.  
  • Call to Artists - Embracing Our Differences
    April 8, 2020
    Deadline: October 7

    Artists possess a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, they can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.

    Embracing Our Differences© invites artists to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated.

    Become a part of this change by submitting your original art to our annual international outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard-size images measuring 16 feet (5m) wide by 12.5 feet (4m) high.

    Each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

    The exhibit will be on display January 20 through April 1, 2021 at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.

    Since 2004 the exhibit has hosted over 3,000,000 visitors plus another 360,000 students for a very unique opportunity to experience the importance of diversity and inclusion in our lives.

    The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice.” Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

    Details and an online application can be found at embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2021-exhibit.
  • Grants for US Filmmakers Born Outside the US
    April 8, 2020
    Deadline: June 10 at 5 pm EDT

    The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born filmmakers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement.

    Eligible genres include narrative, animation, documentary and experimental filmmaking.

    The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.

    Details and an online application can be found at vilcek.org/prizes/vilcek-prizes-for-creative-promise/creative-promise-prizes-arts.
  • Open Call for the 2021 Burke Prize
    April 8, 2020
    Deadline: May 31

    The Burke Prize is a contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal or wood.

    Selected by a diverse and distinguished jury through an open-call application process, the Burke Prize winner receives an unrestricted award of $50,000 and a major exhibition with a select group of finalists at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.

    The mission of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is to collect, display and interpret objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art and design.

    Details and an online application can be found at madmuseum.org/opportunities/open-call-2021-burke-prize.
  • Florida Humanities Council Grants for Specific Cultural Projects
    April 8, 2020
    Deadline: June 1

    The Florida Humanities Council is accepting applications for the Specific Cultural Project (SCP) grant, designed to fund a cultural project, program, exhibition or series taking place within the grant period (July 1 through June 30).

    The grant activities must support the mission of the organization and further the state's cultural objectives.

    The Division offers these project types:
    • Arts In Education projects promote arts and culture in education
    • Discipline-Based cultural or artistic projects
    • Underserved Cultural Community Development projects assist with the development of underserved cultural organizations
    • Artist Performances on Tour provides funding to Florida-based performing artists for touring activities to underserved communities; touring activities include both a performance and an educational component.
    • Individual Artist project grants provide up to $25,000 for artist-driven projects that have public benefit and enhance the State of Florida through the creation or presentation of artistic work. Individual Artist projects can be in all artistic disciplines, genres, and styles.
    Details and an online application can be found at dos.myflorida.com/cultural/grants/grant-programs/specific-cultural-projects.
  • Fighting Chance Fund
    April 3, 2020

    The City of St. Petersburg has created the Fighting Chance Fund – an emergency grant to provide relief to St. Petersburg small businesses impacted by local COVID-19 orders.

    The fund is expected to provide critical support to about 1,000 restaurant, bar, retail and service-based businesses - including retail galleries.

    The City's goal is to help offset the significant, temporary loss of revenue during this global pandemic.

    Applications will be available beginning April 9. These limited funds will be distributed on a first-submitted and correctly-completed application basis.

    Find the details at stpete.org/assistance/fighting_chance_fund.

  • Paycheck Protection Program for Non-Profit and For-Profit Creative Businesses
    April 3, 2020

    Paycheck Protection Program - Applications Open April 3

     

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorizes forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Under PPP a non-profit or for-profit creative business business would not have to pay back the amount received if it complies with the requirements of the loan - essentially to keep employees or at least hire them back within the next year.

    Loan amounts will be forgiven as long as:

    • The loan is used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent and utility costs over the 8-week period after the loan is made and
    • Employee and compensation levels are maintained.

    Here’s the link to the PPP fact sheet: home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP--Fact-Sheet.pdf

    Local lenders authorized to service Small Business Administration (SBA) loans will begin processing PPP applications on Friday, April 3.

    The SBA recommends that small business owners interested in applying for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program immediately download this form home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Application-3-30-2020-v3.pdf and begin preparing the application. However, check with your bank as some are setting up their own online portals and forms to fill out.

    When local banks review PPP applications, they will most likely give priority to existing customers. Contact the SBA officer at your bank immediately and confirm the details of the application process.

    Economic Injury Disaster Loans

    For business owners interested in applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan under the CARES Act, the online process has been streamlined.

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748, CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27 - the third stimulus bill aimed at providing relief to employers and individuals affected by COVID-19.

    Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:
    What Small Businesses Need to Know

    Business owners applying for an EIDL should immediately go to the SBA website and complete the online application.

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Business owners who receive emergency EIDL grants under the CARES Act and don’t want to impair their eligibility for loan forgiveness under the PPP program should be careful to utilize funds in strict accordance with the requirements of the PPP program.

    Find out more at
    sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

  • UN Global Call to Creatives
    March 30, 2020

    UN Global Call to Creatives

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    For the first time, the United Nations is launching an Open Brief to creatives everywhere to help spread public health information in ways which will be effective, accessible and shareable.

    "We need help translating critical public health messages — not just into different languages — but into different cultures, communities and platforms — reaching everyone, everywhere. We need to meet people where they are, with a stream of fresh, innovative content which drives home the personal behaviours and societal support needed today.

    "By reaching out to creatives around the world, we hope to inspire creators, influencers, talent, networks and media owners who can take these key messages and bring their own magic to them — a creative twist, a cultural quirk, an interpretation which helps amplify them to audiences we are not yet reaching."

    The UN has identified 6 key areas that need to creative responses, to educate communities around the globe. 

    • Personal hygiene
    • Social distancing
    • Know the symptoms
    • Kindness contagion
    • Myth busting
    • Do more, donate

    Find the facts here.

    And please share whatever you create with the St Pete Arts Alliance, to inspire other artists — email sheila@stpeteartsalliance.org.

  • Emergency Grants for New Music Freelancers
    March 26, 2020
    The New Music Solidarity Fund is designed to help new/creative/improvised music freelancers whose livelihood has been threatened as a result of performances which have been canceled during the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund was started by a group of musicians in the new music community who raised over $130,000 in a week, primarily from fellow musicians, composers and music professionals. Our hope is that the Solidarity Fund will continue to grow in the coming weeks, so that we can assist and bolster more people in need of emergency relief. For now, at least two hundred and sixty, $500 emergency assistance grants will be made available to applicants who meet the grant's criteria.

    Details and an online application can be found at newmusicusa.org/content/solidarity-fund

  • Emergency Funding and Artist Resources
    March 21, 2020

    Many thanks to the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, for sharing this list of Emergency Funding and Artist Resources, compiled by I Care If You Listen, a website devoted to contemporary classical music, and art and technology - a resource that's changed their focus during this emergency. 

    That page is constantly being updated with new information. 

    icareifyoulisten.com/2020/03/covid-19-emergency-funding-artist-resources/

  • Low-Interest Loans for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits
    March 20, 2020

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    Low-Interest Loans
    for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits

     

    The Small Business Administration just put a disaster loan program into effect that provides low-interest loans for small businesses and nonprofits.

    These Economic Injury Disaster Loans are to help meet working capital needs caused by the Coronavirus. All 67 Florida counties are included in the disaster declaration for Coronavirus.

    Many government assistance loans don't cover nonprofits, but this one does. 

    “I am encouraging all small businesses located in Florida to visit the SBA Disaster Assistance website and submit your application today,” said SBA South Florida District Director Victoria Guerrero. “While there, you will find information on how to contact our customer service team who can answer any disaster-related application questions. You can also reach out to one of our many resource partners for application assistance.”

    SBA Resource Partners information can be obtained on the SBA website at sba.gov/local-assistance/find.

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in economic assistance to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue resulting from the disaster. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

    Loan amounts are set by the SBA and based on each applicant’s financial condition. Repayment terms are up to 30 years. 

    To apply, visit the SBA Disaster website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

    Download the flyer here

    Download the simple 3-step instructions here

     

     

  • Emergency Funding for Artists
    March 20, 2020

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    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has compiled this list of local and national grants, loans and tools for artists facing financial crisis during this emergency.

    You can download a printable 4-page PDF here.

    If you know of other helpful resources for artists, please email those to info@stpeteartsalliance.org.

  • Grants for Students to Attend Arts Summer Camps
    March 6, 2020

    Creative Pinellas is accepting applications for their annual Arts Catalyst grant, created to make it possible for young people in Pinellas County to have high-quality arts and cultural experiences at Pinellas County area summer camps.

    Your child may be eligible for a grant to cover the costs of attending a summer arts camp if they are a Pinellas County resident between the ages of 5-18 whose answer is "Yes, I" to any of the items on this list:

    Yes, I...

        • Receive a free or reduced-cost school lunch
        • Attend a school that is either "transitional" or "transformational" according to the Pinellas County Board of Education
        • Go to a Title 1 school
        • Live in a foster or group home
        • Am in the custody of the Department of Children and Families
        • Receive a financial hardship tuition or scholarship
        • Live in East Tarpon Springs, North Greenwood, Highpoint, Lealman Corridor and South St. Petersburg

      Visit creativepinellas.org/artscatalyst for an online application and information on how to find an eligible camp offered by a non-profit organization, city or community center.

  • Call to Artists - Amalie Arena Celebration of the Arts
    February 28, 2020
    Deadline: September 1

    Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa invites artists to the Ninth Annual Celebration of the Arts to showcase the tremendous talent of our local artists.

    The juried competition includes the following awards:
    • Top Three Artists Overall ($1,000 each)
    • Honorable Mentions ($250 each)
    • Top Three Youth Artists ($250 each)
    All selected art is for sale, with all proceeds going directly to the artists.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Visual Arts Residencies in Greece
    February 18, 2020
    SkopArt, an American-owned and operated artist studio located on the gorgeous Greek island of Skopelos is offering artists residencies for 2020.

    The studio is equipped for ceramists, mixed-media artists, painters, printmakers and sculptors. The length of the residency is 2-4 weeks long and scheduled between April and November.

    The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a nonprofit organization in 1999 by artist Gloria Carr to promote the visual, performing and literary arts and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Skopelos is a unique island with the contrast of light and color, the greenest island in the Northern Sporades.

    Participating artists range from newly-graduated to mid-career and established, working on projects pertaining to the culture in some way. Possibilities include color, light, history, mythology, natural surroundings, etc.

    Details and an online application can be found at www.skopartfoundation.org.
  • Stochastic Labs Residency
    February 8, 2020
    Deadline: Rolling

    Stochastic Labs in Berkeley CA awards fully-sponsored residencies to exceptional artists, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs from around the world.

    Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials.

    Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events.

    Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Short Story Opportunities in 2020
    January 17, 2020
    Thanks to Aerogramme Writers' Studio for this comprehensive guide to opportunities seeking short fiction in 2020.

    You'll find deadlines coming up throughout the year.

    Here's the link. . .  aerogrammestudio.com/2020/01/16/short-story-contests-2020
  • Museum Experience Associate - Imagine Museum
    January 14, 2020
    Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg is seeking a Museum Experience Associate.

    This position ensures that the visitors’ first and last impressions of their experience at the Museum is a positive one.

    A Museum Experience Associate will be cross-trained in customer service and ticket and store sales, safety and gallery procedures, and museum exhibitions.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Microgrants for Net Art on Info-Wars
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Rhizome is accepting applications for its microgrant program, awarding $500–$1,500 to anyone with a compelling vision for net art.

    We're currently seeking proposals for net art or art related to our fall theme, Info-Wars, which considers political radicalization and the internet.

    We're especially interested in Info-Wars related proposals by artists who are 18-22 years old.

    Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation and software development. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserve including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history of contemporary art engaged with digital technologies and the internet.

    Since 2003, Rhizome has been an affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York City.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
       
  • Emergency Grants for Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors
    June 23, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

    Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

    To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking.

    Details and an online application can be found at gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant.
  • Opportunities, Resources, Grants and Artist Residencies
    June 19, 2019
    The Arts Alliance has put together a list of resources for artists, including Calls to Artists, Jobs, Grants and Artist Residencies. It's a PDF that you can download right here. We hope it will be useful to St. Pete artists seeking exposure and opportunities in Florida, around the country and around the world. Many thanks to our wonderful intern from France, Jules Richard, for his thorough research. We hope this is a document that will be a resource for you in your work. Feel free to share it. The information's current as of June 2019, but if you find any entries that need updating - or you know of a good resource we should add - please email sheila@stpeteartsalliance.org.  
  • Public Art Archive
    June 3, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Public Art Archive™ invites artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

    This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive™.

    Public art is defined here as art that is sited in a public place that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible.

    Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may be considered eligible. Artworks that have been destroyed are not eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art. Visit the Public Art Archive™ to understand the scope of the subject and content for inclusion.

    Public artworks and public art collections completed and installed within the last 100 years in the 50 United States and Canada may apply.

    Details and an online application can be found here or at publicartarchive.org.
  • Volunteers Needed at the St Pete Store
    May 1, 2019
    The St Pete Store in downtown St. Petersburg  is in need of volunteers.

    Part of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the store sells artwork, crafts, books and clothing designed and created in St. Pete. Our mission is to help visitors and residents discover our community. Every purchase at The St. Pete Store supports a local artist, maker or entrepreneur.

    You can find out more about the St Pete Store at thestpetestore.com.

    If you can lend a hand, email Shelli Hemans at shemans@stpete.com.
  • Volunteer Positions Available with Friends of the Jack Kerouac House
    March 18, 2019
    The Friends of the Jack Kerouac House, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in St. Petersburg to acquire and restore the last residence of one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century.

    We are currently in need of volunteers to assist in these positions:
    • Treasurer: Bookkeeping and basic accounting for a non-profit corporation.
    • Groundskeeping, General Carpentry and Repair work.
    • Housekeeping
    • Grant Writing and Research
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Secretary: Record Board Minutes, Corporate Documents management, Official Correspondence, Email Management, confirm attendance at meetings.
    • Executive Director: Schedule board meetings, carry out the decisions of the board, communicate with local City officials and Chambers of Commerce.
    • Social Media Management and creation of content for various platforms
    • Marketing and Promotion of charity mission, upcoming events, finding donations and business partnerships, creations of editorial releases, distribution of promo materials.
    • Flyer Handout Team to distribute event posters
    • Pro-Bono Legal council, Copyright Lawyer and Business Lawyer
    • Cultural Anthropologist
    • Historical Preservation Specialist
    • Interior Designers or Set Designers
    • Volunteer Coordinator and General Event Staff who can work 2-3 hrs in shifts during event nights or vendor markets
    • Event Photography and Videography
    • Local Artists familiar with Logo Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and Screen Printing on T-shirts and novelty items.
    • Board Members with time available to contribute to our mission and attend in person or over the phone Board Meetings that take place once a month
    • Those with previous experience with formation and running of non-profit organizations, historical properties, museum or gallery curation.

    • Interested volunteers can email Kerouachouse@gmail.com with your contact information, hours and days a week you can work, position(s) you are applying for and a CV, description of skill sets or short bio. Use the subject line “Volunteer Application.”

      For general inquiries email  Kerouachouse@gmail.com or call FOJKH Secretary James Hartzell at 404-444-5618.
  • Emergency Grants for Visual and Performing Artists Presenting Work
    March 6, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Created in 1993 to further the Foundation for Contemporary Arts' mission to encourage, sponsor and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists who:
    • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
    • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates
    Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

    Applications are reviewed once a month, year-round.

    Details and application instructions can be found at foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants.
  • Open Call for Singers - One City Chorus
    September 21, 2018
    St. Petersburg's award-winning One City Chorus was founded with the belief that singing in a group builds community and leads to better understanding.

    We encourage people of all races, cultures, creeds and communities to sing with us. Everyone is welcome - we have no auditions.

    We have a great season planned. We’ll once again be singing songs with themes about social justice, civil rights, and diversity – songs like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”, “Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It to the Streets”, Neil Diamond’s “America”, U2’s “In the Name of Love” and other wonderful songs by less-widely-known artists.

    We’ll be singing a concert in the circular Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Clearwater on December 1, and we’ll be singing again at St. Pete’s First Night celebrations on December 31 at the United Methodist Church. On February 17 is our annual concert at the Palladium Theater.

    Rehearsals are every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum –2240 9th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.

    We ask that our singers contribute $20/year to help defray some of our costs. We sing all of our songs “off-book” without sheet music and we have rehearsal recordings of all the parts online. This helps folks who don’t read music well to learn their parts, and it also helps people who have joined us later in the year to catch up.

    For more information, visit our website at onecitychorus.org.
  • Classes at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Dunedin Fine Arts Center offers classes and workshops in The Business of Art, Clay, Creative Writing, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Food Art, Glass, Jewelry, Metal Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Printmaking, Stone Carving and Woodturning, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for the current schedule.
  • Classes at The Morean Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography and Digital Arts, Clay, Printmaking, Metal Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media and Writing, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for current class schedules.
  • Grants for Student Artists
    March 27, 2018
    FUNDING FUTURES 
    STUDENT ARTS OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM

    Talented students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors or visual artists are often faced with financial need that prevents them from pursuing a career in an artistic field after school or during the summer.

    A small grant award can make a world of difference to a student who otherwise would not have the chance to succeed in his or her arts field.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to supporting young talent, just as we support ACE, Arts for a Complete Education, for Pinellas County arts education in public schools.

    Who is eligible: Any artist 10-18 in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts and voice.   Students must be residents of Pinellas County.  Funds are awarded to arts program organizations located in St. Petersburg only.  Funds may be used for:
    • Tuition for summer arts programs
    • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
    • Dance shoes, music books and arts supplies
    • Individual instruction or adult master class tuition
    How it Works
    Individuals may nominate students for an after-school, weekend or summer program using our Funding Futures application.  Non-profit organizations may nominate students as well for their programs.

    We ask that you nominate students with financial need who could not otherwise participate in the program. 

    For an application and more information, please email ace@stpeteartsalliance.org.

    You Can Donate to Funding Futures Funding Futures is supported 100% by donations.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has awarded over $10,000 to 16 students in our first year.  Help make a difference in a child's life.  Donate today HERE.
  • Volunteers Needed at American Stage
    February 19, 2018
    Love Theatre? Want to talk about it? Join American Stage’s Neighborhood Theatre Ambassadors.

    American Stage, Tampa Bay's longest-running professional theatre company, is seeking outgoing individuals to join our Neighborhood Theatre Ambassador team. Theatre Ambassadors help us by:
    • Spreading the word about our exciting programs.
    • Connecting with local businesses to build relationships (distribute posters, flyers and donation requests.)
    • Engaging with the community to share the love of American Stage
    This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your community while supporting the arts.

    The schedule and location is flexible and based on your availability. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the show you are promoting.

    American Stage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and volunteering with us counts as community service as recognized by most high schools, colleges and many employers as well as scholarship programs such as the Bright Futures.

    Some requirements:
    - You will need to provide your own transportation
    - There will be plenty of walking involved
    - Some lifting (as much paperwork and posters as you are comfortable carrying, up to 25 lbs)
    - Smiling : )

    Contact American Stage Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Cherry, at volunteer@americanstage.org for more information about how to join our volunteer family.

    Please add volunteer@americanstage to your email contacts to ensure delivery. If you don’t hear back from us within a week of submitting please check your "Junk/Spam" folder.
  • Free Classes in Online Sales & Promotion from Creative Pinellas
    February 18, 2018
    Need help promoting your events? Have questions about e-commerce and selling your work online? Hope to grow your social media following?

    You can get your questions answered at the Creative Pinellas Digital Media & Marketing Lab, at their beautiful home office in Largo's Botanical Gardens.

    Open the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9am-noon, the lab is staffed with experts in the fields of social media, IT, graphic design and other useful areas.

    Come for the whole session, or simply drop in to have your questions answered. Experienced facilitators are on hand to help.

    These sessions are free. An online link to register is here - creative-pinellas-workshop.ticketleap.com/digital-media-lab/
  • Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities
    January 14, 2018

    Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities. . .






    CaFÉ

    While you may know this website for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards.

    Search through the listings at no cost for details on applying, including entry deadline, fees and eligibility.


    Artist Opportunity Monthly

    AOM offers a free monthly opportunity list: AOMFree.

    All you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile.


    ArtDeadline.com

    "The largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.”
    This website costs a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can browse many grants for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.


    The Art Guide

    This website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering a grant.

    The list is updated daily.
  • Classes for Creative Business Owners
    January 12, 2018
    The Greenhouse in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Grant Writing, Government Contracting, Business Financing, Business Startup Basics, How to Research and Write a Business Plan, Bookkeeping, Cooperative Businesses, Website Marketing, Estimating and Bidding, Crowdfunding and more.

    Check their course schedule at  gh.stpetegreenhouse.org/events.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    June 1, 2017
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete always has room for new volunteers, and welcomes students.

    If you're part of a community group, the Morean is glad to talk with you about your organization volunteering.

    You can also apply to become a Docent at the Chihuly Collection.

    Complete details on all their volunteer opportunities are here.
  • Ongoing Resources for Artists
    February 21, 2017
    Explore these sites for professional development, funding ideas, arts advocacy, sources for health insurance and more.

    Americans For The Arts

    American Artists

    Art Place:  Creative Placemaking

    Creative Capital

    Creative Pinellas

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Philanthropy Foundation

       
  • Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk
    May 29, 2016
    Volunteers are needed to serve as Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk every month. It's a fun and festive evening when galleries and studios stay open late and celebrate the arts in St. Petersburg.

    Volunteers take 2-hour shifts (from 5-7 and from 7-9) riding the trolley, answering questions, providing information about St. Petersburg's five arts districts and helping keep the trolleys "on track.”

    Contact: info@stpeteartsalliance.org.  Volunteers receive a $25 gift card.
  • Volunteer at Creative Clay
    April 29, 2016
    Creative Clay welcomes volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include: - Creative Clay Gallery Attendant - Creative Thrift Sales Associate - Studio Assistant - Events Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. You can call 727-825-0515 if you have questions about our volunteer program, or visit creativeclay.org. Volunteer Orientation is held the last Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 1846 1st Avenue S.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    February 29, 2016
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers volunteer positions that are great for students, community service leaders and other arts lovers.

    For students and groups, a staff member will always be available to sign off on hours spent volunteering.

    A day spent helping out at the Morean Arts Center or during our events can pay off. You can meet new people, learn more about art and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Find out more at www.moreanartscenter.org/volunteer.
  • Dali Museum Volunteer Opportunities
    February 29, 2016
    The Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg offers opportunities to volunteer in guest relations, education, membership, marketing, operations, special events and more.

    The Dali seeks volunteers from all backgrounds. A background in art is not required for most volunteer opportunities. Training is provided and volunteers receive special benefits for their service.

    Find out more at thedali.org/get-involved/become-volunteer.
  • Volunteer at the Museum of Fine Arts
    February 29, 2016
    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg welcomes volunteers. A background in art isn't required for most volunteer service positions.

    Areas of opportunity include docents, family programs, membership, special events, community outreach, museum store, curatorial, visitor services and administration.

    Volunteer applications are accepted at all times. If the job you're interested in isn't immediately available, applicants are placed on a waiting list and contacted as positions become available.

    You can find out more and download an application at mfastpete.org/join/volunteers.
  • Volunteers Needed at Florida CraftArt
    November 9, 2015
    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete has many opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers help broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of art objects made by hand. In our galleries, visitors enjoy meaningful craft experiences and unparalleled aesthetic standards. As Florida's only statewide nonprofit organization exclusively focused on Florida's original fine crafts, we make a difference in the lives of artists. Volunteers are part of the heart and soul of our operation. You can find out more at floridacraftart.org/volunteer.
  • Professional Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    May 31, 2015
    Keep St Pete Lit continues their popular series of professional writing classes at the Morean Arts Center.

    Classes include sessions on fiction, poetry, screenwriting and inventive explorations of writing and writing techniques.

    Find out more and register online at: keepstpetelit.org/litspace/litspace-classes.